Sandyford.com Specialist Features

Mental wellbeing must become a strategic business aim

01/12/2021 - Although mental wellbeing has been high on the news agenda during the pandemic, it continues to be underestimated as a factor in longer-term organisational resilience.

Pandemic Pushes ESG Up the Agenda in Irish Boardrooms - ESG Leadership Survey

01/12/2021 - New survey from the Diligent Institute and Institute of Directors in Ireland shows board level discussions of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are up 30% since March 2020.

Energy prices are spiking as the world weighs its climate change agenda

30/11/2021 - Even as world leaders prepare to gather at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), global fossil fuel prices are spiking.

Bibby SME Recovering Growth Report 2022

02/11/2021 - Research among SMEs across Ireland reveals an optimistic, yet cautious business population.

Finance Bill 2021: comments on digital gaming sector tax credit

02/11/2021 - Those applying for relief must demonstrate a project promotes Irish and European culture

What Employers can expect in Budget 2022

04/10/2021 - With this year’s Budget set to take place on Tuesday 12th October, many business owners are already considering how their employer’s commitments and employees’ salaries are likely change.

Revenue streamline tax treatment of ETFs

30/09/2021 - Over the 8 years I have been blogging, there is one article that I receive more emails about than any other. It is the blog I wrote in February 2017 on...

Making your retirement income last

26/08/2021 - There is a vulnerability to retiring and not earning an income anymore. Instead of money coming in every month and your savings increasing, you are spending that money that you have saved over the decades.

Does rising inflation herald a new economic reality or are higher prices a blip on the radar?

27/07/2021 - After a long hiatus, inflation is back. In June, the US recorded its highest annual inflation rate since 2008 and in the EU, last year’s deflation has turned into a healthy level of inflation. The turnaround has taken markets and some central bankers by surprise.

Antigen testing, vaccinations and ventilation: What’s new in the updated Work Safely Protocol?

27/05/2021 - The new revision of the Work Safely Protocol reflects the recent public health measures announced by the government in April 2021 under ‘Recovery and Resilience: The Path Ahead’.

Data Centres Shaping Our Electricity Future

27/05/2021 - On 8 March 2021, EirGrid and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications launched a nationwide consultation report on the future of Ireland’s electricity system (the Consultation Report).

Investments : Patience is a virtue

27/05/2021 - I often hear people say that investing is just like gambling, when in fact it is the opposite. The longer that you gamble, the more likely you are to lose your money. Whereas, the longer that you invest for, the less likely you are to lose your money; you have a much greater chance of losing your money over the short term.

Managing the Work-Life Balance

05/05/2021 - With National Workplace Wellbeing Day upon us, it seems timely to consider the work-life balance. Encouraging employees to maintain an appropriate work-life balance is imperative for employees’ personal wellbeing and for building a supportive and collaborative culture.

Greening The Grid Is Sustainability Step One – How Can It Be Done?

21/04/2021 - The decarbonization of the power grid is a core step in building a sustainable, climate-friendly economy. Indeed, US president Joe Biden has put having an emissions-free electricity sector by 2035 at the heart of his climate agenda.

Why I won’t be investing in Bitcoin

31/03/2021 - Bitcoin has been in the news recently after the value of 1 bitcoin hit $50,000, with many people thinking it could hit €100,000 by the end of the year. This is a meteoric increase in value for the cryptocurrency that was invented in 2008 and if the predictions come through, an easy and quick way to make money.

Supporting Payroll Workers During Lockdown

30/03/2021 - A recent internal study at Paycheck Plus revealed that the core underlying needs of payrollers is security and safety and that when these needs come under threat, their behaviours switch to “defend and define” whereby they become protective, somewhat defensive about themselves, their family and friends and their ideas and beliefs about external threats.

Tough New Sustainability Rules Are Here – Is Your Company Ready?

30/03/2021 - On March 10, 2021, the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will come into force. The SFDR – which forms part of the broader EU action plan for sustainable finance – is aimed at promoting disclosures related to sustainability issues.

Guidance from the Office of Government Procurement regarding the Public Works Contracts and Ex Gratia Payment Scheme

11/03/2021 - In this article we look at the recent guidance that has issued regarding Public Works Contracts arising from the closure of all non-essential construction sites on 8 January 2021 as part of the national effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Your business is your wealth

02/03/2021 - It’s different being a business owner. You start off not knowing if you are making the right decision, going from a secure salary to being your own boss, not knowing if you will still be open for business in a year’s time.

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